Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Ramon Ortiz pitched seven strong innings while
Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run home run as the Toronto Blue
Jays took an 11-3 win over the San Francisco Giants to sweep a two-game set.
Ortiz (1-1) gave up just one run on six hits while Jose Bautista went 2-for-5
with two RBI and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who have won four
Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) dropped his third straight decision as he was tagged for
eight runs -- three earned -- on six hits over just two innings of work for
the Giants, who came into the series having taken three of four from Atlanta.
Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the loss.
San Francisco jumped on top in the first inning on a sacrifice fly from Pablo
Sandoval that scored Pagan, but the lead was short-lived.
With one out in the bottom of the first, Bautista reached on a Marco Scutaro
error and Edwin Encarnacion walked. Pagan then misplayed an Arencibia fly
ball, allowing Bautista and Encarnacion to score. Lind followed that with his
third homer of the season. After Brett Lawrie singled, Colby Rasmus was hit by
a pitch and Emilio Bonifacio singled for a 5-1 lead.
In the second, Toronto continued to pour it on as Melky Cabrera led off with a
double and scored on Bautista's single. Two batters later, Arencibia went deep
for his 10th home run of the season and an 8-1 lead.
A Bautista RBI double and sac fly from Encarnacion in the third made it a 10-1
Rasmus hit an RBI double in the sixth that scored Brett Lawrie, who had
reached on a fielder's choice, for an 11-1 advantage.
In the eighth, the Giants plated a pair of runs on an RBI double from Buster
Posey and a sacrifice fly by Brett Pill to make it an 11-3 game, but the team
stranded two in the ninth without getting any closer.
Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the ninth
inning ... The last time these two teams met was in 2010 when the Blue Jays
took two of three in Toronto ... The Blue Jays play three in New York against
the Yankees starting on Friday ... San Fran starts a four-game series in
Colorado on Thursday.
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